Jan Koum reportedly differed with WhatsApp's corporate parent over encryption and user privacy.
Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014.
Koum allegedly frightened her to the point that she would lock herself in the bathroom to hide from him.
Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.
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Whether Koum's principles will be made to disappear within Facebook, however, is another matter entirely. WhatsApp was created
In a land of pushy 20-something wunderkind CEOs, WhatsApp's Jan Koum is a 37-year-old black sheep who just wants to build a great product without media attention. No muss, no fuss.
The winners here are truly big winners. WhatsApp's fifty-five employees are now enormously rich. Its two founders are now billionaires. And the partners of the venture capital firm that financed it have also reaped a fortune. And the rest of us?